Have you voted? Do you care? We think you should and that you do so… uh… Do it?
Of course, there are a few big name games left to come out this year, but that’s okay, because this is all about just thinking of possibilities right now.
We’re not going to be taking the usual approach to these awards. How boring is it seeing year after year “Best Overall PS3 game” and so on and so forth? We’ve spent a lot of time thinking up how we can make this fun, while still handing out accolades to our favourite games. How can we do that? Simple. Give each title a ridiculous category name! I’ll list each and explain it for you!
Most Dick Kickingest Game of the Year: Pretty self explanatory, but with the added Shiggy twist. This is the best game of the year. It’s about what YOU thought the best game of the year was (Max Payne 3, don’t disagree you clods) and what made it so damn dick-kickingly great.
The “Why the Hell Did They Release This Garbage” award for Super Shittiness: Again, self explanatory. Not a year goes past where there isn’t a giant turd mixed in with the rest of the gold. And man there’s some crap this year. This also serves as a Public Service Announcement telling fence-sitters to not buy this game.
Most Bomb-Ass Character: Every year we get reintroduced to our old favourite characters, as well as some brand new ones. Some stand above the rest for being awesome. Some are bland and generic. Obviously Max Payne will win this so please don’t send in any.
Coolest “HOLY SHIT” Moment: There’s moments in every game where we sit back and think “holy shit that was mega cool”. Some deserve more praise than others and with this you can tell people what they missed out on.
Most Kick Ass Multiplayer: Even though you enjoy a single player part of a game, there’s something about multiplayer that draws you back in. Now, we’re not talking about your Call of Battle: Modernfield 5 games, but games that took multiplayer in a cool direction. Whether it be with a gameplay choice or something else, we’re looking at multiplayer that did something different.
The “This Music is Making Ear Love to Me” award for Best Soundtrack: Nothing can help a game more sometimes than an amazingly well done soundtrack. It’s the tunes that have us humming it over and over again for months to come. Ones that you cannot get our of your head. The ones that take your ears out to dinner, wine and dine them and lay them down on a bed of rose petals to make them feel all good all over.
Keanu Reeves’ “Whoa” Trailer of the Year: Trailers are what help sell a game to you sometimes. Showing off cool gameplay, sweet cinematics and a thumping song to help say “HEY BUY THIS YOU JERK”. This is the award for you all to express which trailer made you stop and say “Whoa, I need this game”.
The Outta Left Field award for Most Surprising Game: Sometimes, a game comes out with little to no hype, no big announcement and then proceeds to blow everyone away. Word spreads and everyone finds out how great the game is. This is the category for that game. Also to show you were into it before it was cool. (otherwise known as the Hipster Shiggy Award ~ ed.)
Best Use of Your Money award for DLC: Not everyone is Capcom, some companies actually release decent DLC.
The “Someone Painted This With a Goddamn Rainbow” award for Best Art Style: Some games are colourful, some are not. Some games use cool art styles, some think 50 Shades of Grey is a colour palette and not a BDSM book.
So there’s your categories. Feel free to leave any thoughts in the comments section. Late next month we’ll be drawing up a list of nominations for each category based in part on your discussion, so if there’s something that you think really deserves to be in these lists, you’ve gotta let us know! We’re looking forward to your picks and we’ll be writing up ours! Good luck and have fun with it!